How is it possible to sustainably implement the ideas of the Right Livelihood Award – also known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize” – in educational and teaching methods of learning as part of future-oriented teacher training? This book addresses this issue in the form of a combination of articles from both an academic and school-related point of view. Education researchers, subject educationalists, expert scientists and teacher trainers present exemplary formats with which prospective teachers can be qualified for the wide-ranging requirements imposed on them as part of globalization and internationalization. In the formats, the contents of Right Livelihood – especially questions concerning ecology, social justice and peace – are addressed in a manner that is age-appropriate and related to experience. Moreover they are dealt with in an interdisciplinary context. The objective is to jointly incorporate the subject of Global Learning as Part of Education for Sustainable Development in the teacher education course and to realize it directly at the chalk face.
Dr. Ellen Christoforatou is the manager of the Teacher Training Center at the University of Kassel. Her duties include coordinating the organisation of the contents of teacher training and the conceptual and organizational development of interdisciplinary cooperation projects. Since 2012, she has been coordinating theTeaching Right Livelihood working group, in which education researchers and subject educationalists from the various faculties at the University of Kassel jointly work out curricular and university concepts to implement the subject of global development as part of training for sustainable development during teacher training.